RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER, Quotation Mark, 2013 [earrings]

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER, Quotation Mark, 2013
handmade pair of earrings, cardboard clip and leporello in box
edition 25
published by Whitney Museum, New York, USA
extremely rare
€ 420,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered mail

Two texts on leporello read: “These earrings are based on Richard Artschwager’s 1980 Quotation Mark originally fabricated in Formica on painted wood in an edition of 25. Made exclusively for the Whitney Museum in a limited quantity.”
[this is the title of the solo exhibition in the Whitney Museum] is a comprehensive review of the artist’s remarkable creative explorations of the mediums of sculpture, painting, and drawing and the first U.S. retrospective exhibition of Artschwager’s work since one organised at the Whitney in 1988.”

On the site of the Whitney Museum the following text announces this limited edition:
“Product Description:
Frame your face with our exclusive, whimsical Quotation Mark Earrings, adapted from Richard Artschwager’s Quotation Mark, 1980. Taken out of context, the quotation mark as an object becomes an ornamental form, adorning and enhancing the shape of your ear. Size: 3/4 inch at longest point. Made of black acrylic painted white to imitate the original, which is white formica on painted wood. Sterling silver post.”